Trentham Falls – Coliban River Scenic Reserve
Coliban River Scenic Reserve is also known as Trentham Falls. The reserve is located just a short drive north of the township of Trentham, 97 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. From the viewpoint, only 100m from the car park, you can appreciate the basalt cliffs and the impressive waterfalls. The falls are best viewed in the winter and spring months or after significant rainfall.
Beautiful Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over basalt columns. There is no access to the top or base of the falls due to unstable cliffs but you can best enjoy the waterfall from the viewing platforms.
The reserve protects one of the best remnants of vegetation in the area, you can find stands of large manna gum, stringy bark, messmate, narrow-leaved peppermint as well as seasonal wildflowers.
Toward the reserve entrance is a picnic area and carpark in delightful bush surroundings and located a short walk to the falls viewpoint.
Queens Park is a short stroll across Creswick Creek from the town centre of Clunes. Here you will find a pergola, barbecue area, information boards and a fountain.
The fountain, built to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887, has been restored and some of the original paths restored as part of the Creswick Creek Walk.
A lovely place to stop for a picnic or simply spend a few hours exploring or relaxing.
Just minutes drive from the town centre of Daylesford; Jubilee Lake is a quiet and relaxing place to visit.
There are a range of activities for all including; BBQ facilities, walking trails, a mineral water spring, canoe and paddle boat hire, a playground, caravan park and kiosk. Originally known as ‘Hepburn Goldfields Reservoir’, Jubilee Lake was built to supply water to the local gold mines during the 1860’s gold rush. Now a premier, family friendly fishing location stocked regularly with rainbow trout, Jubilee Lake is a must do whilst in the area.
Walk the lake circuit and stop at the mineral spring to refresh with some of this areas famous mineral water. You can link up with the Goldfields Trail from Jubilee Lake and walk into Daylesford. Visit in autumn and experience the changing colours of the trees surrounding Jubilee Lake.
Leitches Creek Mineral Spring
This little patch of land is home to two mineral springs, one with a hand pump the other a free-flowing pipe.
The creek side reserve is surrounded by forest and farmland and is a lovely stopover for a picnic or a taste of the mineral water.
- Sunrise to sunset.
Glenlyon Biolink Walk – 4.6 km | 1.5 hours return
This easy 1.5 hour walk follows the curves of the Loddon River ending at the Glenlyon Mineral Spring and Recreation Reserve and Mineral Springs where you can stop for a short break or leisurely picnic.
Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife along this scenic trail which starts just past the magnificent Glenlyon Avenue of Honour.
Interpretation boards along the trail give you an insight into the ecology and history of the area. Take care at the river crossing, which may be difficult after heavy rain.
- Sunrise to sunset.